Eloho Omame

Partner, TLcom Capital & Co-Founder & GP, FirstCheck Africa

Eloho is the co-founder of FirstCheck Africa, launched in 202. As an early-stage investor and an advocate for gender & inclusion in technology & entrepreneurship in Africa. She believes in the massive underleveraged potential of Africa’s next generation of female founders. We’re building Africa’s first female-first, venture capital fund, investing exclusively in technology ventures led by women & diverse founders. By focusing on Africa’s vibrant community of ambitious, under-estimated women in tech, we’re shifting narratives, driving representation and fostering inclusion among startup founders, operators and investors.

In 2018, she launched Endeavor Nigeria, an entrepreneurship network for high-impact founders leading high-growth technology companies at the scaleup stage. In 2017, in collaboration with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, sheconceptualised, built and launched Lagos Innovates, a portfolio of startup support programs — a first-of-its-kind by a sub-national government in Africa.

With over 15 years prior spent in finance roles across investment banking and growth private equity covering U.K., European and African markets,  she is an expert in capital structuring and fundraising for companies at all stages, including startups. She is a Mentor at Endeavor Nigeria and former Chair of the finance & capital sub-committee of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund’s MSME Recovery Fund, which was inaugurated to support small businesses after the devastating combined effects of COVID and the End SARS protests.

Eloho holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a masters in Business Administration from the London Business School.

14:40 - 14:55

Day 1

Lightning presentation: Seeking equity in VC funding: A presentation on funding women-led startups

This presentation will examine what needs to change about the way VCs think about the gender funding gap. 

Startup + VC festival | Startup stage